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Fukuoka solo exhibition "Blue Ocean" March 2023
Fukuoka solo exhibition "Blue Ocean" March 2023

Tue, Mar 21



Fukuoka solo exhibition "Blue Ocean" March 2023

This will be my first solo exhibition in Fukuoka in about two years. You can get the latest information on solo exhibitions in the e-mail newsletter, so please apply to participate.

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Mar 21, 2023, 8:00 AM – Apr 16, 2023, 8:00 PM

TAGSTÅ GALLERY, Japan, 〒810-0003, Japan, 1-7-11 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Space Cube 1F


Exhibition Title

Ryohei Yamashita Blue Ocean


March 21st (Tue) - April 16th (Sun) 2023 8:00-20:00

Opening reception: Saturday, March 25, 2023, 18:00-20:00 (drink order required)



Space Cube 1F, 1-7-11 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, 810-0003

Artist will be present on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons.

Admission fee


Highlights of the exhibition

Ryohei Yamashita has consistently sought to find the pinnacle of beauty in the moment of human "movement," pioneering a unique genre as an artist. Every bodily movement, like cutting through the wind and dancing in the water, is captured on canvas with bold compositions and brushstrokes that make full use of the artist's body. His fresh sense of theater has captured the hearts of many people, and his philosophy of looking at humanity has gained widespread sympathy from athletes as well. In 2020, he was in charge of the stained glass art at Gaienmae Station as part of a public art installation project accompanying the renewal of Tokyo Metro's Ginza Line stations. He also attracted attention for his work on the interior murals at Nike Japan's headquarters and the artwork on the Sapporo Beer Black Label Hakone Ekiden cans.

This is Yamashita's first solo exhibition in Fukuoka in two years. Since setting up his studio near the sea in 2019, he says he has increasingly incorporated the ocean into his motifs. This time, the exhibition will be centered around a group of works depicting encounters with the ocean, the existence of the ocean, and the dynamics and expressions of water. Under the title "Blue Ocean," which also means "unexplored field," this will be an opportunity to enjoy Yamashita's current form, as he continues to challenge himself to new areas of expression.

Approximately 20 original drawings, large and small, will be exhibited and sold, mainly new works made with acrylic paint. In addition, a special collaborative series of original drawings depicting the world of the manga "Kingdom," which was realized at the direct request of manga artist Yasuhisa Hara, will be exhibited weekly. In addition, the exhibition's art book, new T-shirts, recent giclee posters, etc. will be available for purchase.

Ryohei Yamashita Painter

He creates paintings with a consistent theme of "dynamism." He was born in Nakagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture, and currently lives in Shonan. He graduated from Kyushu Institute of Design. After working in street art in Fukuoka, he moved to Kanagawa Prefecture in 2002 and began creating works in earnest. His representative works are the Samurai and Athlete series. His recent main works include public art for the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toyota Motor Corporation calendars, Mizuho Financial Group advertising visuals, and Sapporo Black Label Hakone Ekiden can artwork. In 2015, he won the "ePlus Award" at the art fair "UNKNOWN ASIA."

Planning and Inquiries


Space Cube 1F, 1-7-11 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, 810-0003


*In response to the social situation surrounding the COVID-19 infection, the exhibition may be postponed or canceled. The latest information will be posted on this exhibition information page.


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